Users have viewed more than 2.3 billion Web pages and watched more than 130 million minutes of streaming video in the 2 years since BOLT debuted
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – MobilityWire® – March 15, 2011
Just past 2 years since BOLT™ was first introduced, Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) announced today its renowned mobile browser now has been installed more than 20 million times in over 200 countries around the world. Launched at Mobile World Congress in February 2009, the BOLT mobile browser is the most advanced and fully featured mobile browser available for phones of all types.
BOLT has enjoyed consistent growth as people around the world flock to the acclaimed browser’s video streaming, tight integration with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and a host of other features that deliver PC-style browsing to mobile phones of all types. BOLT’s users have streamed more than 130 million minutes of video, and viewed nearly 2.3 billion Web pages.
“BOLT is a mobile app that has gained popularity in every corner of the globe,” said Anna Magliocco-Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream. “Now that we’ve passed our 20 million milestone, we are literally counting BOLT users in every geographical region in the millions. It’s fascinating to see how people in markedly different cultures embrace the same types of features and Web destinations no matter where they are accessing the Internet from. Social networking and video streaming are as popular in Africa and Asia as they are in Europe and North America. Facebook continuously tops our list of most popular websites users visit around the world utilizing BOLT’s ability to stream Facebook videos.”
In addition to end user downloads, Bitstream is also seeing its OEM and wireless operator partners begin preloading BOLT onto mobile handsets around the world.
BOLT is a free download for people using mobile phones that run Java ME (also known as J2ME) applications – approximately 75 percent of the world’s estimated 4 billion mobile phones – as well as BlackBerry smartphones. Bitstream also offers a light version of the BOLT mobile browser, BOLT Lite. BOLT Lite contains all the essential features of the BOLT mobile browser, retaining BOLT’s feature-rich functionality, best-of-breed download speeds and desktop PC-style page layout in a smaller package optimized for entry-level devices.
BOLT 2.5 and BOLT Lite are available for free at http://boltbrowser.com. Consumers who have downloaded previous versions of BOLT will be prompted through the application to upgrade the browser.
The acclaimed BOLT mobile browser has the most faithful rendering of Web pages of any browser in its class. This fast mobile browser quickly and accurately displays Web pages on mobile phones just as they would appear on desktop computers. BOLT is the only browser for mobile phones of all types to support streaming video from popular media sharing sites such as YouTube and MySpace. Based on the same WebKit rendering engine used by the iPhone’s Safari and Android’s Chrome browsers, BOLT is compatible with the majority of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones. BOLT features a patented split-screen viewing mode, intuitive keystroke shortcuts and copy/paste functionality, and offers a user-friendly, feature-rich mobile browsing experience for even entry-level mobile phones. Download BOLT for free at http://boltbrowser.com – the mobile Internet has never looked this good on your phone.
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream’s award-winning fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution. The company’s MyFonts brand is the world’s leading provider of fonts to consumers. Bitstream’s Pageflex brand enables marketers to easily produce customized communications in print, email and online. The company’s latest offering is the BOLT mobile browser, which has been installed by millions of users worldwide since its release in February 2009. For more information visit www.bitstream.com.
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